A 29-year-old member asked:
i fractured my metacarpal at the 2nd digit. what kind of surgery can fix this?
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Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
Plates or pins: Depending on the fracture pattern, surgical intervention usually involves a plate/screw construct or multiple wires. Plate fixation can help you mobilize your hand more quickly. However, wire fixation is a minimally invasive approach to fixing these injuries. Your hand surgeon will tailor the surgical technique to the severity of your injury.
Answered on Aug 27, 2011
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